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remington 700 problems?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sprice, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    do remington 700's have any problems i should know about?
     
  2. RevolverMan567

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    nothing but the fact that there addictive....once you get one...youll get more.
     
  3. Lazuris

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    Word of caution. They have a nasty habit of reproducing in the safe.
     
  4. jim in Anchorage

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    Just one. Their not pre-64 Win 70s.
     
  5. RevolverMan567

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    ^^ Its been 45 Years Jim...time to more on...;)
     
  6. jim in Anchorage

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    I have Rems. I just hate that rattly feel of a cartridge going up the ramp in a non-controlled recessed face bolt gun.
     
  7. RevolverMan567

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    just giving you a hard time friend, Im a die hard remmy guy and I enjoy poking a jab or two at the die hard controlled round feed guys when I get a chance... but your right, the CRF does have a heck of a feel to it.

    different strokes.
     
  8. sprice

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    controlled feeding

    whats this and how can you benefit/ not benefit from it?
     
  9. RevolverMan567

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    Controlled round feed is when the cartridge is captured at the very beginning under the extractor and held completely until being locked into battery

    the 700 is a push feed where the shell is held captive by the feed lips of the magazine until it goes into battery

    there really isnt a benefit to one over the other despite some peoples opinions and rantings basically personal preference like jim in anchorage mentioned. just likes the feel of one.
     
  10. jim in Anchorage

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    I learned on a 1903 Springfield. That is the way a bolt is SUPPOSED to feel.
     
  11. KINGMAX

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    REMINGTON 700 in .270

    I have a REMINGTON 700 in .270. I use it for my primary deer rifle. It has never failed to produce deer meat for me. The only ones that get by are the ones that I let pass by.

    I have never had an issue w/ this one yet. My only advice is to get to know your cold shot.
     
  12. husker

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    i love all my Remingtons
     
  13. gotime242

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    I have a problem with them.

    I dont have one.
     
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    if you call getting 5 rds in .4 inch group at 100 yds a problem, then stay away from them. I have done it twice with reloads
     
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    I own several Remingtons and as a rule they tend to be one of the more accurate brands but they would not be my 1st choice to save my butt or use in harsh conditions. While rare they have had problems with bolt handles falling off. The small extractors can fail with hot loads or if not kept clean. Some of the older versions had isues with the guns firing when the safety is released. Remington has corrected the problem with newer guns and will fix older guns for a small fee.

    Don't get me wrong, I still trust my 700's for deer hunting and I like the rifles but these are issues that come up occasionaly.
     
  16. Gator 23

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    Can't think of any. Push feed is no problem, but I've never experienced a controlled round feed rifle. Darn accurate...deer and antelope hate mine.
     
  17. Sitting Duck

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    I agree with Jim in Alaska. Push feed! I push 'em in with my finger. :what:
     
  18. jim in Anchorage

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    I think revolver man glossed that over a bit. No PH in Africa would be caught dead[pun intended] with a push feed. The long Mauser extractor is simply more dependable then the hairpin Remington. Deer who cares,whatever you like. Stuff that fights back, controlled feed.
     
  19. Lawman

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    There must be a reason the M24 and M40A1 military sniper rifles are built on the Remington 700 action. I doubt they would be if the military was concerned the push feed would not be reliable in battle.

    One of the others is correct. I bought one 700 and put in my safe. Somehow I now have 8.
     
  20. jim in Anchorage

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    Pulling a chunk of rim out shooting someone at 800 yards is not as serious as the same situation with a cape buffalo charging at 5.
     
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    Push feed risk with dangerous game seems like a low odds consideration. Good counterpoint re snipers...I've never met a Marine sniper speak ill of a 700. If Africa ever calls, not sure I'd worry with a 700 in hand and a good PH who is situationally aware and in control. Honestly, I have more doubts about how I'd keep the nerves together during an attack.
     
  22. jim in Anchorage

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    A PH standing next to you with a .470 double can cover a lot of errors,gun or shooter.
     
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    I bought this one off of my dad, he bought an FN-AR, didn't need the bolt gun anymore. This thing is bad-ass. Its an SPS Tactical.:D
     

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    I just have 1 problem w/my 700 30-06...I won't be shooting it till the weather gets nice & I hit the outdoor range.
     
  25. Justice5

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    I shoot a Rem 700 .308 as a police issued sniper weapon. Absolutely love it, and have never had a problem. For what it's worth, the rifle has had three previous police sniper owners, and I have no idea how it was treated with them. I don't have the luxury to treat it like a collector's item either. It's never failed me yet, and is so far more accurate and more consistent that my brand new DPMS SASS rifle. I personally have over 1700 rounds through the same barrel, and that's just my tally.
     
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